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Benji Decker

Advisor Greater New York City Area, US

Entrepreneur. Web developer. General trouble maker. Building Founders Bloc, a new type of network designed to help support developing busin

Entrepreneur. Web developer. General trouble maker. Building Founders Bloc, a new type of network designed to help support developing busin

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Involved In

Founder

Kami

Positions

CEO & Chief People Person Founders Bloc 2013 - present
Student, Web Development Immersive General Assembly 2013 - 2013
Global Community Director WeWork 2012 - 2013
Founder & Newly Entrepreneurial Type Kami December 2011 - August 2012
Digital Strategy & Business Development NBC Universal March 2010 - November 2011
ADMP Associate NBC Universal 2008 - 2010

Education

New York University Interactive Media 2009 - 2013
Harvard University Interactive Media 2004 - 2008

Interested In

Advisor With
  • • Fundraising
  • • Business Development
  • • Entrepreneurship
  • • Product Development
  • • Startup Law
Markets of Interest
  • • Events
  • • Mobile
  • • Productivity Tools
  • • Small Businesses

You Should Know About Me

Key Strengths

Digital marketing • Entrepreneurship • Social Media • Startups • Strategy

Key Accomplishments

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Michael Sitchenko
We worked together  •  CTO, Founders Bloc. Previously Senior Software Engineer, LearnVest, Inc.. Cornell grad. Carnegie Mellon grad.
Benji has vision for products he wants to bring to the world, and works tirelessly to pursue them. He has drive and passion, and hopes to m ... ake people's lives better through what he does.
Michael Amar
We worked together  •  Student, General Assemb.ly. Previously Product Team Member, Unroll.me.
Benji is incredibly smart and driven. He's quick to act and happily gets his hands dirty. Basically he knows how to get things done and doe ... s it.
Doron David
They're my advisor  •  VP Operations, Cloudifyd. Previously Business Development Lead, Founders Bloc.
Benji sees the big picture from day one. His ability to create a vision and relay it to those working with him is unparalleled. His focus an ... d drive are truly motivating and knows how to lay the proper foundation in order to ensure that all the right pieces fall into place.
Adam Carver
They're my friends  •  Principal, MESA+. Previously Associate, Techstars. University of Michigan grad.
Benji has a deep network in the startup community here in NYC. He's been involved in several early-stage projects and has built a laudable t ... rack record in fundraising, business plan development, and organizing strategic partnerships. Ben's insight is also an asset and I count him as a trusted friend and advisor in my own career.
Eric Dubs
They're my friends  •  Consumer Product Developer, N/A and Founder and CEO, Bedphones. Washington University in St. Louis grad.
Benji is a great guy and super smart. Throughout the years we've talked a bunch about startups and he is very knowledgable when it comes to ... both creating a viable product as well as raising capital. Benji is one of my go-to friends for talking high-level business strategy and I think he'll be a huge asset to any company he works with.
JJ Watson
They're my advisor  •  Co-founder and CEO, Watson Action Labs, LLC and Principal, Watson Investment Management Company, LLC. USMMA grad.
Benji has been instrumental in providing expert advice, especially during the early stages of my new consumer products company. Benji guide ... d me through the weeds, offering valuable direction on navigating the entire start-up ecosystem; from formation and fundraising docs, to employee contracts, lawyers, accounting and service vendor referrals. Benji has been an incredible personal mentor over the years. Since we first met, he has been committed to connecting people together-- whether socially or professionally. He taught me how to build a super lean and efficient team by partnering with the best service providers as extensions of our core team. Benji has helped my company understand the complex issues of building a product company, but more importantly, he's helped materially in analyzing and guiding us in preparing our digital strategy. Benji is someone I couldn't imagine not being on my team and it would be a tremendous deficit to lose such a strong advisor.
Olawale Daniel
They're my friends  •  Founder, TechAtLast. Formerly: Social Media Strategist, BoostMyMedia (acquired by EIM). Likes traveling with people of interests.
He has been everywhere, sharing all he has with everyone. I love his style of profesionalism.
Olawale Daniel
They're my friends  •  Founder, TechAtLast. Formerly: Social Media Strategist, BoostMyMedia (acquired by EIM). Likes traveling with people of interests.
He has been everywhere, sharing all he has with everyone. I love his style of professionalism.
Jacob Russell
They're my friends  •  Co-Founder and Producer, Russell Brothers Company. Previously Senior Business Consultant, IBM Global Business Services.
Benji is a great listener and he provides insightful advice. He will go above and beyond to help. Additionally, he has an ability to identif ... y and isolate a problem while providing suggestions for solutions. He will be a great advisor for entrepreneurs.
Ethan Russell
They're my advisor  •  Partner, Russell Brothers Company LLC. Previously Production Assistant, The August Jackson Company. Cornell grad.
Benji brings infectious enthusiasm to every interaction I've had with him. While he is generally optimistic and encouraging, he does not shy ... away from asking the tough questions that I don't always want to hear as a business owner but are important to reflect on as we grow our company. My brother and I think Benji is a great advisor and friend, and we will continue to seek out his expertise as we develop our business.


Joe Laws
They're my friends
Joe is one of the smartest and most driven guys I know. In the past year, I've seen him pick up more new tech knowledge than most people ... develop in a lifetime. As Joe's former roommate, I witnessed first hand his uncanny level of devotion, watching him commit every day to driving his company forward and doing anything necessary to create the best product possible. Joe is a great friend and a truly stand up guy, and a serial entrepreneur who's had many different partners, I'd vouch for him as a cofounder any day of the week. I truly believe you couldn't get a better partner than Joe.

JJ Watson
We worked together  •  Co-founder and CEO, Watson Action Labs, LLC and Principal, Watson Investment Management Company, LLC. USMMA grad.
JJ is a master do-er. Combining engineering acumen with incredible entrepreneurial salesmanship, he has vision and pursues it tenaciously. ... With Watson Labs, JJ has overseen a product and company development process from start to finish entirely on his own. He's navigated the complex channels of industrial production processes to create an amazing product and start getting it out to the world. JJ has been a close friend and advisor for some years, and I feel he would be an amazing asset to anyone in the startup community.

JJ Watson
We worked together  •  Co-founder and CEO, Watson Action Labs, LLC and Principal, Watson Investment Management Company, LLC. USMMA grad.
JJ is a master do-er. Combining engineering acumen with incredible entrepreneurial salesmanship, he has vision and pursues it tenaciously. ... With Watson Labs, JJ has overseen a product and company development process from start to finish entirely on his own. He's navigated the complex channels of industrial production processes to create an amazing product and start getting it out to the world. JJ has been a close friend and advisor for some years, and I feel he would be an amazing asset to anyone in the startup community.

JJ Watson
We worked together  •  Co-founder and CEO, Watson Action Labs, LLC and Principal, Watson Investment Management Company, LLC. USMMA grad.
JJ is a master do-er. Combining engineering acumen with incredible entrepreneurial salesmanship, he has vision and pursues it tenaciously. ... With Watson Labs, JJ has overseen a product and company development process from start to finish entirely on his own. He's navigated the complex channels of industrial production processes to create an amazing product and start getting it out to the world. JJ has been a close friend and advisor for some years, and I feel he would be an amazing asset to anyone in the startup community.

Sean Paul Echevarria
They're my friends  •  Organizer, The UX Lab and Business Partnerships Lead, Motivate Design. North Carolina State grad.
passionate, driven, and innovative!